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Discovering Passion Projects through Dual School: Interview with Stephanie Diggins

September 21st, 2018

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Dual School, a pilot initiative modeled after High Tech High in California, is becoming a phenomenon in Delaware. This innovative and empowering program exemplifies “learning by doing.” Instead of lectures and worksheets, students spend a semester digging in on a problem plaguing their community (or the world at large) from immigration to...

A Big Step Forward for the Rodel Teacher Council

July 30th, 2018

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It was a banner year for the Rodel Teacher Council (RTC). In previous years, we conducted some pretty serious research on personalized learning, and then took our knowledge and turned it into informative briefs, reports, and even workshops for our fellow teachers. This year was different. We wanted to turn our expertise into action; good...

Growing Early Learning to Meet Growing Needs: Q&A with Sec. Susan Bunting

May 24th, 2018

Author: Madeleine Bayard

    Delaware's Secretary of Education, Dr. Susan Bunting, has a penchant for quality early learning. The Selbyville native, who previously helmed one of the state's largest districts in Indian River, is a firm believer in the powers of high-quality pre-K. It's why she helped spearhead the acclaimed Project V.I.L.L.A.G.E...

A Quick Look at the School Funding Transparency Bill

April 26th, 2018

Author: Neil Kirschling

Senate Bill 172 was introduced in the State Senate this week, representing a monumental foot in the door for addressing Delaware’s arcane school funding system—should  it be enacted.   Delaware, as we’ve written about before, employs a 70-year-old school funding system that is complex, inequitable, and inflexible.   Delaware...